Globally-competitive Curricula. Competition in both local and global environments require the development of critical communication skills, analytical skills, specialized technical skills, international skills, and integrated management skills.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STRATEGIES
Critical Expertise Required Instructional Strategies 1.1 Communication Skills
- Personal & Organizational Communication Multi-Media and Information & Communications Technology
- Oral & Writing Skills Development Hands-on laboratory training on Professional Applications Software Learning Modules
1.2 Analytical Skills
- Critical Thinking Proficiency Research Proficiency
- Examinations Graded Recitation Project & Case Studies Presentations Reaction Papers Research Papers Thesis & Dissertation
1.3 Specialized Technical Skills
- Education Health Business Administration & Accounting Engineering & Technology Information & Communications Technology Hospitality
- Innovative International competency-based Curriculum Peer & Team Teaching Role Playing Educational Tour Multi-Media Presentations
1.4 International Skills
- Multi-Cultural and Multi-Language International Experiences and Linkages
- Foreign Travels & linkages Knowledge of Foreign Language
1.5 Integrated Management Skills
- Leadership & Strategic Management
- Students use their own professional work situations for project and case analyses, thesis and dissertation.
Modularized Instruction. Course modules are provided to students. It contains the general information about the course: Course Number, Course Title, Dean’ Information, Instructor’s Information, General Objective, Grading Policy, and Required Papers. It also contains all the lessons or chapters to be covered in the course of study. Each lesson or chapter is presented with its respective Enrichment Activities, References & Educational Materials, Case Studies, Assessment Tools, Time Frames, and Book References. These can be downloaded from the CIE Website in WINRAR folders. Then the files can be individually extracted from the WINRAR folders in MS WORD, MS EXCEL, MS POWERPOINT or VIDEO formats. For assistance, contact the CIE ONLINE SUPPORT.
Online Communication. Online education only requires a computer with Internet access and a functioning e-mail account. All students are required to register and activate their e-mails and cell phones. CIE will set-up e-groups and CHAT/Class Discussion Boards for communicating class activities and schedules, class discussions, submitting and returning tests and research papers.
Teacher-Learner Interaction. In addition to the instruction modules that will be downloaded by the students, the instructor may post additional lectures (text, powerpoint, video), reading materials, unit tests and assignments for each lesson or chapter. Students are required to respond to or participate in discussions on the Class Discussion Board. Instructors may also require students to log on at a specific time for a Live Chat. However these online discussions are done at the most convenient time for both students and instructors.
Assignments. Students shall post the required Lesson or Chapter Assignments as well as the Final Course Assignments to the Class Discussion Board or e-mail them directly to the instructor.
Examinations. At the end of each lesson or chapter, the student shall answer and submit a Progress Check Tests. After completing the study of all lessons or chapters and passing all Progress Check Tests, the student shall take the Final Examinations. Examinations can be taken in the following manners:
- Answer online examinations
- Download, answer and return Digital Examinations to the Instructor
- Personally take written examinations and/or skills assessment tests in the designated facility when so required.
Laboratory Work, Clinical Activities, Related Learning Experiences and Practicum. Students will contact their prefered CIE Accredited Branches/Partner Institutionswhere they can have their practicum & inform Aldersgate College , i.e.,
- For Education students: pre-school, elementary, secondary, vocational, technical and tertiary schools
- For Business and Accountancy students: business and accounting firms
- For Engineering & Technology students: public agencies and private engineering and technological companies
- For Nursing students: hospitals, clinics, health care facilities
Credit Equivalency Program. Student may earn credits for actual work experiences or training (e.g., apprenticeships, conferences, seminars, workshops) which are related to the course enrolled. To avail of the credits the student must submit through e-mail for validation purposes photo-scanned copies of relevant documentary evidences such as: Training Certificate, Skills Assessment, Performance Rating, Final Training Output or Report, Research Paper, or its equivalent. Depending on the submitted documents, CIE may give the following equivalency credit
- Full Course Credit
- Full Course Credit subject to a validation examination, skills assessment, additional work output or experience, or additional equivalency documents.
8.1 Physical Education (P.E.). Pure Online students must satisfy the P.E. requirements of the Commission on Higher Education. They need to complete training, get four (4) Skills Certificates and submit scanned copies to CIE to be given Full Course Credit as PE 1, PE 2, PE 3 and PE 4. In this connection, students must train for at least one sport belonging to each of the PE 1, PE 2, PE 3 and PE 4 Sports Clusters:
- PE 1 Sports Cluster: Gymnastics, Aerobics Exercises
- PE 2 Sports Cluster: Dancing (any kind)
- PE 3 Sports Cluster: Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Martial Arts
- PE 4 Sports Cluster: Basketball, Volleyball, Football
8.2 National Service Training Program (N.S.T.P.). Pure Online students must satisfy the N.S.T.P. requirements of the Commission on Higher Education. They need to complete training, get two (2) Service Certificates and submit scanned copies to CIE to be given Full Course Credit as NSTP 1 and NSTP 2. In this connection, students must undergo service training on the two areas below:
- NSTP 1 Community Welfare Service Training (54-hours Training in Disaster Preparedness, Drug Addiction & Prevention, Environment & Waste Management)
- NSTP 2 Community Immersion (54-hours Working with Non-Government and Government Agencies for Community Service)
Ladderized Diploma and Certificate Programs. The under-graduate academic programs offered by CIE are ladderized, meaning that students are given Vocational-Technical Certificates after finishing the required 1st, 2nd, or 3rd years of study. If they continue on to finish the required 4th or 5th years of study, depending on the program taken, they are given the commensurate Degree Diploma. They should then take the mandatory professional board examination conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).But even if students do not finish the 4-or-5 year Degree Program (under CHED), by finishing any of the 1-2-or-3 year Vocational-Technical Certificate Program (under either CHED or the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA)), they are qualified to work in their specialized area of training as Technologists (see Table 2). However, they should also take the mandatory professional board examination (conducted by PRC for Midwifery) or Trade Assessments (conducted by TESDA for all other 1-3 year Voc-Tech Certificate programs).
Skills Competency Certification. Even students who do not complete the Degree Diploma or Vocational-Technical Certificate Programs can undergo Trade Assessment (by TESDA and other international trade testing and licensing agencies) after (a) finishing the pre-requisite course/s under any of the Degree Diploma or Vocational-Technical Certificate program listed in Table 2; or (b) after finishing any of the Short-term vocational-technical course/s listed in Table 3.After passing the trade assessment test, they are issued a National Certificate of Skills Competency (or its international equivalent) that qualifies them to work in the chosen trade locally and internationally.
SHORT-TERM VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL COURSES
Professional Area National Certificate of Skills Competency
- Electrical Technology
- Building Wiring Installation NC-II (402 hours)
- Electronics Technology
- Consumer Electronics Servicing NC-II (438 hours)
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Contact Center Services NC-II (100 hours; 220 hours)
- Civil Technology
- Technical Drafting NC-II (222 hours)
- AUTO-CAD 1 (40 hours)
- AUTO-CAD 2 (40 hours)
- Accounting Technology
- Bookkeeping NC-III (296 hours)
- Health Care Services NC-II (1460 hours)
- Information Technology
- Computer Hardware Servicing NC-II (356 hours)
- Hotel & Restaurant Management
- Housekeeping NC-II(436 hours)
- Food and Beverage Services NC-II (336 hours)
- Bartending NC-II (286 hours)
- Commercial Cooking NC-II(436 hours)
- Baking and Pastry Production NC-II (116 hours)
- Front Office NC-II(*self-employment)
- Tour Guiding NC-II(196 hours)
Table of Contents
- Globally-competitive Curricula.
- Modularized Instruction..
- Online Communication.
- Teacher-Learner Interaction.
- Laboratory Work, Clinical Activities, Related Learning Experiences and Practicum.
- Credit Equivalency Program.
- Ladderized Diploma and Certificate Programs.
- Skills Competency Certification